Theme: Wyoming Blockchain Taskforce- Progress and Innovations
Silicon Couloir and the Jackson Hole Blockchain Meetup present a special Chance Meeting on Monday, May 6th focused on Wyoming’s innovations in the blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces. We will discuss Wyoming’s recent blockchain legislation and have guests from the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force on hand to describe Wyoming’s strategy and answer any questions.
Wyoming is leading the nation with innovative blockchain legislation. Thanks to the efforts of the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force and our state government, Wyoming has now enacted a total of 13 blockchain-enabling laws, making it the only US state to provide a comprehensive, welcoming legal framework that enables blockchain technology to flourish, both for individuals and companies.
The changes that our lawmakers have recently passed or introduced as bills include defining three categories of digital assets and treating them as property; granting assets designated as virtual currencies the same legal status as money; authorizing banks to hold digital assets in custody; allowing corporations to issue certificate tokens that represent shares; and creating a regulatory fintech sandbox aimed at further diminishing any regulatory hurdles to industry startups.
Check out this article by Caitlin Long describing Wyoming’s 13 new blockchain laws: https://www.forbes.com/sites/caitlinlong/2019/03/04/what-do-wyomings-new-blockchain-laws-mean
Great pre-reading for the meeting!
FREE & open to all! We believe that great things don’t happen in a vacuum, and we encourage everyone to venture out to network once a month at Chance Meetings. This is an informative, casual, fun networking event that takes place the first Monday of every month from 5 – 7pm at The Rose (50 W Broadway Ave in Jackson). Have an idea? Have a question? Experience to share? Looking for like-minded people? We average 65 – 85 attendees, with new faces in the audience each month. Content ranges from panel discussions to speed networking. Everyone is welcome. Show up, bring ideas, ask questions!